- What are your major weaknesses?
Oh, yes, ’cause, like, I’m a bit of a perfectionist, actually!
Yes, I am. See, for me, it’s got to be the best, or it’s nothing at all. Like things get a bit dodgy, I just cannot be bothered.
But, hey, I’m getting good vibes about this interview thing today, though, man. Seems to me like it’s going pretty well, eh?
Thank you, Mr. Murphy……….We’ll let you knowPosted 4 years ago
Bizarre question and I’d ask why (for what future) reason might it be used.
Pretty sure no one will ever read it. Our HR lass has just been given free reign to come up with yet another objectives form (ever year they’re completely different). It’s also one of the worst bits of Excel worksheet creation I’ve ever seen – she has no idea how to format or merge cells…..Posted 4 years agomogrimMember
The whole thing seems aimed towards forcing people to commit to going on loads of courses to address ‘issues’. I suspect our HR bod has got an objective to do with courses…..
You could perhaps use this to your advantage – are there any courses you want to do? Perhaps put “railing berms + doubles” as weaknesses, and “Jedi skills course” as the action?Posted 4 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
My general issue with these things has always been that I think organisaitons ought to play to their employees’ strengths, rather than focussing on weaknesses (since there is no universal concept of weakness (outside of criminal and anti-social behaviour), only suitability to the job you’re paid to do).
However, having been through a lengthy psyochmetric testing exercise last year in work, I now have a good idea of what my “strengths” and “weaknesses” are (or my suitability for my role and others within the business).
To answer the question:
Admitting or showing signs of weakness or vulnerability.
Admit when I can’t do something, or if I need help.
As a lawyer, this isn’t usually seen as a weakness (admitting you don;t know something is the weakness). But for so many other jobs, saying “I don’t know” and “Can you help me with this?” are pretty valuable tools.
But it took a psychologist to get me to believe this….Posted 4 years agoAlexSimonSubscriber
On that form, I would think of a course/skill that I would really like to do/attain and put that down.
What are your major weaknesses? Video Colour GradingPosted 4 years ago
What actions are needed to overcome those? Hardware suitable to run Adobe Speedgrade and a training course.
So, our new 2014 HR objectives form has a Self Appraisal section on it, including:
What are your major weaknesses?
What actions are needed to overcome those?
Now obviously I could put ‘spending too much time on STW’, but somehow I don’t think I will.
Any better suggestions?Posted 4 years ago
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